The Bed and Sleep Blog at BedKing
HOME  |  Archives  |  BedKing Website  |  Contact Us

Lack of Sleep Can Be More Dangerous for Woman

July 26, 2013


The saying that everybody is created equal holds true in most cases, but according to a study done in the UK, this might not be the case when it comes to sleep. In fact, the report released a few years ago reveals an alarming discrepancy between the effects that a lack of sleep has on man’s body when compared to what happens to a woman who suffers from the same sleep interruption.

Scientists looked at 2 biological markers that relate to the cardiovascular health of both sexes and discovered that these markers underwent a significant change when woman lost sleep, but stayed fairly constant when men were subjected to the exact same lack of sleep. This meant that if a woman got fewer than 8 hours of sleep a night there was a theoretically higher chance of them suffering from heart disease than men who had less than 8 hours sleep.

If you would like to read more about this report then please go to the article found on the medical news today site here.    

Did you know? Heart disease continues to be the number one killer for both sexes in the developed world, though let’s not forget that, on average, women outlive men. This however has more to do with body composition, and other physiological variations than this test. That been said, No matter who you are, it is a proven fact that your risk for heart disease goes up the more you lose out on sleep.


Latest Posts:
 
How Long it Takes to Fall Asleep and How to Prevent Sleep Sabotage
» How Long it Takes to Fall Asleep and How to Prevent Sleep Sabotage Do you ever get the feeling that the sandman might have misplaced your address? Are you one of the many day dreamers and night thinkers? Having difficulty falling asleep can be frustrating, especially if it becomes a regular occurance. We, as Bed King, know just how vital it is to choose a bed that ...
Best Sleep Temperature
» Best Sleep Temperature Literal billions have been spent over the years to determine exactly what it is we need to do (and eat and think and wear and on and on…) to get a good night’s sleep. The question has left us hot and bothered. And that, it seems, might be part of the problem: temperature. Some experts s...
Back to School(night) Routine
» Back to School(night) Routine Holidays and long weekends are fun but they can play havoc with your internal clock. Do you go to bed (on the last day of your break) dreading the shrill siren of your alarm? Does the thought of getting up (on your first day back) fill you with life-sucking denial? Join the club. We might not have j...
Copyright © 2009 The Bed King